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Bananas Foster Baked French Toast

Mmm…bananas Foster for breakfast! This yummy baked French toast serves up all the taste of the spectacular dessert in fine fashion. —Laurence Nasson, Hingham Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • 3 large bananas, sliced
  • 12 slices egg bread or challah (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave, covered, until melted, 30-45 seconds. Stir in brown sugar, cream, cinnamon, allspice and, if desired, pecans. Add bananas; toss gently to coat.
  • Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Arrange bread over top, trimming to fit as necessary.
  • Place remaining ingredients in a blender; process just until blended. Pour over bread. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Remove French toast from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes. Invert to serve.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 658 calories, 31g fat (17g saturated fat), 218mg cholesterol, 584mg sodium, 84g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 4g fiber), 14g protein.

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  • NoodleNel
    Nov 15, 2020

    I made with Kings Hawaiin Bread for a brunch with my college daughters and their boyfriends kids home for a break . It turned out great. They all loved it and sid it was their new favorite breakfast casserole.

  • Kammi
    Dec 21, 2019

    Fabulous! So beautiful to!!! The challah bread was key in my opinion!!! Flavor surpassed my expectations!

  • tiffanykorn
    Sep 5, 2019

    This is so delicious. It is a sweeter breakfast, but it was very scrumptious.

  • suefalk
    Jan 29, 2019

    This was yummy! I did make one change because I didn't have heavy cream on hand. So I used 2% milk. It still baked up nicely. But my nutritional percentages are quite different. 1 piece: 426 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat) 138mg Cholesterol, 262mg Sodium, 52g Carbohydrate, 8g Protein.

  • jmsterling1
    Jun 25, 2018

    No comment left

  • Megan
    May 20, 2018

    Delicious! Made it for Mother’s Day and everyone loved it! Great flavor, will definitely make again.

  • Marie
    Apr 28, 2018

    Flavor was excellent but it was still to runny,even though my oven runs hot. So it needed more like 50-60 but I will make this again

  • shortbreadlover
    Apr 18, 2017

    i took this to a pot luck and everyone loved it. it is wassy and yummy

  • Walt
    Mar 9, 2017

    Just made this this morning for my office mates and they loved it!

  • rllewis7
    Feb 25, 2017

    This recipe was deceptively easy and turned out beautifully. It would be a great brunch dish for company!